James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
Lionfish and the Harsh Reality of Conservation
Continuing with my recent theme of showing exactly what is sometimes involved in conservation – in an effort to achieve the best outcome for ecosystems and biodiversity – I had to share these videos.
Uncomfortable viewing for animal lovers, but do you try and care for individuals, or protect whole species or ecosystems?
Lionfish Overrun Sunken Airplane!How bad is the lionfish invasion in the northern Gulf of Mexico? To get an idea, watch this video showing a diver removing dozens of these invasive fish from a single artificial reef off Pensacola.Want to get involved? Join #GuyHarvey for “Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day” on Saturday, May 16th at Plaza de Luna Park in Pensacola. Go here for more information: http://on.fb.me/1dOptb2.This event is sponsored by MyFWC, Guy Harvey Magazine, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, and the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition – GCLC. Video Credit: Alex Fogg, Coast Watch Alliance
James is a highly acclaimed public speaker, delivering keynotes, lectures and debates to a wide range of audiences including students, the public, conservation practioners and scientists. Rather than further polarizing already divisive conservation topics, James aims to explain the complexity and nuance of conservation. What we choose to do over the next five decades, will profoundly influence the diversity of life on eath for the next 5 million years. It’s never been a more important, or more exciting time to be a conservationist.
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